It’s the most important meal of the day, right?Â So, what do you have for breakfast?Â Do you have the same thing every day?Â Do you skip it and just grab a cup of coffee?Â Can you tell the difference in your energy and work performance when you eat something less than healthy?Â
I remember growing up and my dad would fry a bunch of bacon, then use the leftover grease to fry some eggs, add in some toast, and there it was:Â Breakfast.Â Times have changed … for me at least.Â
I’m currently on a smoothie kick.Â For the last few weeks, most mornings I greet the day with a banana and berry smoothie.Â Smoothies are pretty popular nowadays.Â I wonder what people put in their’s.Â Here is my basic smoothie:
Some frozen mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries, etc…)
Lowfat or fat free vanilla yogurt (I use Stonyfield Farms).
Fat free vanilla soy milk
That’s it.Â Dump it all in a blender and push the button.Â A nice tall smoothie with a cup of coffee while I watch the morning news.Â
Yesterday I went off of my smoothie kick and made our version of breakfast burritos.Â Scrambled eggs with fresh sliced jalapenos (no seeds, etc..), cheese, salsa or taco sauce, wrapped in a low fat whole wheat tortilla.Â Ok … I had two .. and they were big.Â I found I didn’t have the energy I usually have.Â I felt lazy and tired all day.Â I’m back on smoothies now.
I used to have oatmeal every day with some blueberries stirred in.Â That seemed to be a good choice.Â
Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?Â If I want to have energy and be productive, it sure is.Â But, for me at least, what I eat and how much makes a difference.Â If I have a lighter, healthier breakfast like oatmeal and/or fruit, then I feel great.Â If I decide to go with a heavier, higher fat-content breakfast, I don’t have the energy I need.Â
Time to go make my smoothie now and get some work done.